EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: It’s Time To Get Weird With Kilter’s AXIOM

It’s been a while since we premiered something bizarre from the greater NYC area. Something in the water there (excellent water in NYC, don’t you know) appears to make artists want to take metal and jazz and violently smash them together. From acts like Stimpy Lockjaw through Kayo Dot and Imperial Triumphant, the theatrical, the dense, and the macabre seem to spin in a wild dance of musicality within the Five Boroughs. Kilter are another twisted step in this dance. Featuring the aforementioned Imperial Triumphant’s drummer alongside frenetic saxophones and voluminous bass, Kilter made a kind of music that can…

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Necrowretch – The Ones from Hell

I’ll be honest, I first picked up the promo for Necrowretch’s 2017 release Satanic Slavery simply because the cover was nasty and I figured any record with that title would sound wicked as, well, hell. That record met my expectations without even a shred of variance, churning out a blackened death maelstrom that turned out to be one of the most entertaining listens I had that year. Fast forward to 2020, and these fine Frenchmen are back at it again with the slash and blast of The Ones from Hell. I snagged a copy of this bad boy about a…

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191 – Boomer Death Metal

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about new material by Lamb of God, Ihsahn, August Burns Red, Sepultura, and Scary Pocket’s cover of Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Finally, Kerrang’s list of the top 50 greatest death metal bands right now. Then, cool people time with Amazon’s new show Hunters, the hidden brilliance of the story driven platformer Horace, Netflix’s Locke & Key adaptation, Wolcen: Lords of Shadow, and Eden’s new podcast over at Anarchy SF! Enjoy!

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Release Day Roundup – 2/21/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep…

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